"Uncle Sam is siding with the movie industry in a case that
prevents a magazine from posting and linking to software that makes
it possible to decrypt DVD security."
"In a filing submitted to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
in New York, the Justice Department lashed out at hackers and
praised a lower court ruling that bans hacker magazine 2600 from
publishing a code known as DeCSS."
"Despite defendants' efforts to pitch this case as a classic
story of the gadfly press and to cast themselves in the role of the
protagonist reporter who seeks only to convey truthful information
to the pubic, this lawsuit is really about computer hackers and the
tools of digital piracy," U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White wrote in the
"The federal government filed as an intervenor, meaning it wants
to take a greater role in the case."
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